Essay about My worldview

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For as long as I can remember I've been a going to church. I grew up in church and I've done everything that's been asked of me and I've tried to be the best example I can be. When I was 14 years old I realized I had just been going through the motions and thought I was a Christian because my Mom and Grandparents were Christians. Later, that summer, I became a true believer and I started to grow in my faith. I didn't want to be the kid that gave the typical answer to the question "Why are you a Christian?" I wanted to learn and try to fully understand everything. I don't have the "amazing" testimony most people have but mine is amazing to me. Christ found me and chose me for a specific purpose in His plan. This Worldview class has taught me a lot on the different views of the world and has shown me more about Christianity.
The following is my view on the world and its different categories.
Theology
I I am not sure if this is a quote but I love this saying. Nothing that is true can contradict the Nature of God. That is so true and powerful. I believe in Trinitarian Theism. Most "Christians" refuse to study the Word of God because of their own ignorance. I, myself have a Christian worldview. I believe in General revelation in Romans 1:19-20 and Special revelation in 2 Timothy 3:16-17. God has made Himself known through His creation and it is just plain ignorance to believe otherwise. When I walk outside and look at the world, it seems almost impossible to believe this happened by chance. I know that is most likely the "Christian view" in me talking but even if I was not a Christian, you would have to feel the presence of a Creator.
Philosophy
Philosophy is a big part of our life whether we know it or not. Every worldview begins with our view about the nature of reality than cannot be proven with science. It becomes the starting point for our whole view on life. This is a big category for Christians. Supernaturalism is where mind/body dualism comes into play and that confuses a lot of people. Most people believe in one or the other but Christianity and Islam are the only ones that believe they are joined.

Ethics
Some Christians struggle with this subject. I believe that man is sinful and we deserve nothing but death. God is true and just. No matter what God says is right. If God were to destroy an entire country, it would just. Man is sinful and we will never see things the way God sees them. Moral absolutes were created for all mankind and no one is above it. The ultimate authority is The Word of God. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) testify to this. We are to love and trust God whether we agree with Him or not. He always has our best interest in mind.

Biology
As you can already tell I believe in Creationism (Genesis 1-3). The way the world was created and the way our bodies were created implies we had a Creator. I believe God started and finished creation. In the Bible, we never see God quit. We see this is evident in Philippians 1:6. God is faithful to complete the work He started in us. Theistic evolution still implies evolution is possible even though science has disproven it time and time again. Science was thought to have "ruled out" creation but it has done the exact opposite and affirmed it.

Psychology
Christianity and psychology are compatible because a Biblical Christian worldview has a psychology. It is the study of the soul. Human nature consists of two kinds of reality: physical and spiritual. God created everyone in His image and he became flesh to share our humanity. Christ becoming flesh makes Christianity more personally than other religions. God created us for is glory. Whether we live for Him or not we were created to bring Him glory. God created both Moses and Pharaoh for His glory even though only one loved Him. Moses was destined to help deliver God's children and Pharaoh was destined to be destroyed. No one could change the outcome because God…